On the stitching front, I put some more hours into The Mermaid, steadily working away on the sea-area and finally reaching the lower end. It doesn't stretch too much further to the right, so I think I should be able to finish it soon!
The other thing(s) I want to talk about were all amazing gifts to me (although I was involved in one of them). You might remember how, a few months ago, I announced Felix' and my wedding and asked if anyone would like sending some small things for decorations? Well, I was not disappointed and got some great things!
First there was Pamela, who sent us these lovely placemats all the way from Japan:
Then there was my friend Nancy from Canada, who stitched this lovely little pillow, modeled after the writing on our 'Save the date' cards:
Next was Jo, who has outdone herself to send us a full set of twelve Bride's Tree ornaments. And such lovely little ones, too! My favourite is the rose, but really, I adore all of them.
My friend Magical designed a special pattern for us, which I stitched up myself the days before out wedding. I finished it off into a little pillow, using a piece of fabric from my wedding dress (from where it had to be shortened; there is no pillow shaped hole in my dress now!)
And last but not least (although regretably a little late for the party; turns out the postal services don't know when they should hurry up!) where these cute little coasters from Rosey - four dark and four mint green. I love them!
I have to say, I am so very happy to be part of a community that is so loving and generous. I (or rather, we) love everything you made for us. Those pieces made our wedding just a little bit more special, and we will surely treasure them forever. Thank you so very much - this is true gifted gorgeousness <3